Founded in the late 90s, Royal Racing runs deep in British mountain bike heritage. This year marks the brand's 23rd mountain bike collection with updates to its iconic Apex race line and new apparel for its Core and Quantum collections. So, let's take a peek.
Royal Racing Apex
The Apex collection is Royal's race line of apparel. For 2022, the collection sees jerseys made from 100% recycled feather-light micro-mesh fabric, featuring super-wicking capabilities. The Apex pants race-fit pants are constructed with 4-way stretch, micro ripstop fabric finished with a water-repellent coating for additional protection from the elements. And to round off the Apex line are the second-skin-like gloves with a pre-curved perforated palm for breathability in a ripstop, double-weave construction.
The Quantum Collection
Royal Racing's Quantum collection comprises both long and short sleeve jerseys made from 100% recycled materials. With comfort and performance in mind, these jerseys boast sweat-wicking capabilities in a super stretchy material, with anti-bacterial technology to keep odours at bay.
Alongside the Quantum tops, Royal Racing offers the accompanying shorts built from 4-way stretch fabric, that too, wicks away moisture. There's a rachet closure for adjustability on the waistband, strategically-placed perforations offering ventilation and zipped pockets for storing essentials safely.
The Quantum range also includes a casual-look tech hoody, ideal for use as a thermal mid-layer. Lining the inside is a brushed fleece for warmth and softness, while the Ride-Fit shape provides extended arms and back panels for coverage when riding.
And rounding off the Quantum line is outerwear in the form of a packable lightweight waterproof jacket. With taped seams, DWR treatment, this jacket is just 100g and can be packed down into its own pocket.
The Core Range
Royal Racing offers the Core range for something that's a little more casual in nature while retaining technical capabilities. The Core Jersey is very much like a tech shirt that wouldn't look out of place on or off the bike, while the all-new Core shorts, with durable 4-way stretch fabric, is ideal for gravel and MTB adventures.
The Matrix Line
New for 2022 is Royal Racing's Matrix jersey. Designed for cooler temperatures, the Matrix Jersey uses insulating Gridlock fleece for warmth and a soft, cosy feel without restricting airflow. The Jersey accompanies the existing Matrix Jacket, which has an MVP rating of 15,000 and waterproof zippers.
But that's not all either. Royal Racing has a heap of riding and lifestyle accessories to complement its extensive riding collection for 2022. With things like Hip Flasks for a cheeky nipper, pin badges and more, you can kit yourself out like royalty.
Head over to Royal Racing's website for full details on the 2022 range.